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Madhesi Morcha to oppose local body polls in Nepal

Posted on: Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016

Concluding that elections cannot take place under clouded political circumstances, a meeting of Samuktya Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha — an alliance of seven Madhes-based parties protesting against the Constitution in Nepal — has urged the government to …

No need for Nepal to take sides between India, China

Posted on: Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016

He had a productive stay in the neighboring country — meeting not only the president, prime minister, vice-president and leaders of major political parties but also the Madhesi leaders of the Terai region. Prashant Jha, a noted journalist, remained …

After much dilly dallying and hesitation, the main Madhesi group SLMM- Samyukta Loktantric Madhesi Morcha agreed to accept the new amendments to the constitution which in their view addresses three of their concerns-namely citizenship, representation in …

Constitutional Amendment Unlikely in Nepal

Posted on: Monday, Dec 12, 2016

In fact, the government had prepared the amendment bill in order to address the demands put forth by the agitating Madhesi parties as the alliance … the local populations in both the affected Hill and Terai Districts started staging protests, demanding …

In Pictures: The Dalit Quest for Dignity in Nepal

Posted on: Sunday, Dec 11, 2016

The Dalit community in Nepal consists of 26 castes—seven of which are Hill Dalits and 19, Madhesi Dalits. Although the government of Nepal has made some efforts to address issues of caste-based discrimination and untouchability, such as the establishment …

A Nepalese activist from the Federal Alliance (members of the Madhesi and ethnic communities) to voice their anti-constitution concerns on the first anniversary of Nepal’s constitution in Kathmandu on September 19. (AFP File) After days of uncertainty …

Sapakota stated that the amendment bill would not be withdrawn at any cost as it was tabled to address the demands of Madhesi, Tharu and indigenous communities. Madhesis launched a six-month-long agitation from September last year to February this year in …

The opposition parties have been protesting against the bill after the coalition government led by Prime Minister Prachanda registered a motion last week to amend the Constitution to accommodate some of the key demands of the Madhesi parties and other …

Jansatta nepal constitution amendment bill: madhesi party cpn unl clash with …Jansattaजिस संविधान की पिछले साल घोषणा की गई थी, उसे मधेसियों के विरोध के कारण लागू नहीं किया जा सका।और अधिक »

Madhesi activists today held demonstration outside British Embassy here on the bicentennial of the 1816 British-Nepal treaty under which land of Madheshis in Terai region was handed over by the British Government to the King of Nepal. The protesters were …

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About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.

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